To the end of love – Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony and Rossini’s daring Barber of Seville.

Experience the style and grandeur of a live performance with full symphonic period instrument orchestra, conducted by Richard Gill AO, with the mesmerising mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell singing the most extraordinary arias from Rossini’s operas.

The intrigue and daring of Rossini’s operas, written early in the 19th century, bring unbridled passion to the concert stage with heroic and comedic characters, setting your heart racing with lively and engaging orchestral energy and shimmering colours. Schubert’s portrayal of unrequited love will be felt keenly in his Overture in C minor and his Unfinished Symphony, whose depth and breadth of passion journeys us into the unknown.


Saturday 20 May 2017
City Recital Hall
Angel Place

Pre-concert talk with Richard Gill AO



Monday 22 May 2017
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre

Pre-concert talk with Richard Gill AO



Richard Gill AO
Artistic Director & Principal Conductor

Fiona Campbell
Mezzo Soprano



Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
The Barber of Seville (1816)
Recit: Una voce poco fa; Aria: Io sono docile

Gioacchino Rossini
The Italian Girl in Algiers (1813)
Aria: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!

Gioacchino Rossini
Cinderella (1816)
Recit: Nacqui all’affanno; Aria: Non piu mesta

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Overture in C minor D.8 for Strings (1811)

Franz Schubert
‘Unfinished’ Symphony No.8 in B minor D.759 (1822)